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Wednesday’s Headlines Escalated Quickly

There's no question that building more bike lanes encourages more people to bike. But how you sell the public on them matters.

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  • If you build bike lanes, bikes will come, according to a new study out of Ireland. But if you want to avoid bikelash, better consult with everyone first. (Momentum Mag)
  • While traffic safety is at least now recognized as a "shared responsibility," not everyone has the same ability to create safe system — and the powerful aren't stepping up. (Streetsblog USA)
  • Texas will never stop widening I-35 between Austin and San Antonio, according to the director of the Texas DOT. (KXAN)
  • Houston residents are watching whether Mayor John Whitmire's decision to rip out a median on a dangerous street was a one-off or a sign of antipathy toward safer streets. (Landing)
  • Leaders in the Atlanta suburb of Gwinnett County hope the fifth time's the charm when it comes to asking voters to approve transit funding. (Gwinnett Post)
  • Does metro Baltimore need its own transit authority? (Greater Greater Washington)
  • Albuquerque has done nothing to prevent pedestrian deaths on its deadliest stretch of road since adopting a Vision Zero policy last year. (Journal)
  • A Kentucky bill would ban EV chargers anywhere a gas station isn't allowed. (Green Car Reports)
  • Anti-bike protesters are trying to force the resignation of Baltimore's bikeshare director over an online spat. (Fox 45)
  • Former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn talked to Strong Towns about his early-aughts battle over the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
  • The young son of a Blue Jays pitcher was hospitalized after a driver hit him at spring training in Florida. (ESPN)
  • Toronto transit fares are now integrated with other Ontario agencies, preventing double-charging. (Global News)
  • Spain is banning domestic flights that would take less than two-and-a-half hours by train. (Euro News)

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